Museum Project The Greece Parthenon

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Writing an Observational Paper

Your project will be basedon your analysis of an original work of art. You can choose any painting,sculpture, decorative artwork, piece of furniture or stained glass window exhibitedin any of the museums listed in the item below. You can also choose the museum buildings themselves or any of themonuments listed below. Feel freeto ask me if you are unsure of your selection. Be sure to get the following information from yourartwork: the artist, title, date,medium and accession number of the object. If you cannot visit the work of art in person, you mayselect a work of art from a virtual museum visit. The only requirement is that the artwork belong to a movement covered in the class.

For Virtual Visits: Museums with Collections of Ancient Art:

Metropolitan Museum of Art:

Los Angeles County Museum of Art - LACMA (Greek, Roman and Etruscan Art):

Museum of Fine Arts - Boston:

The Vatican:

The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Egyptian art):

Los Angeles County Museum of Art - LACMA (Egyptian art):

Smithsonian (Egyptian art):

Brooklyn Museum (Egyptian art):

Cleveland Museum of Art:

Museum of Fine Art - Boston (Near East, Greece, Italy):

Emory University:

Los Angeles County Museum of Art - LAMCA:

Detroit Institute of Arts Museum - DIA:

Cleveland Museum of Art:

Art Institute of Chicago (Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Etruscan, Byzantine, Medieval):

The Acropolis Museum (Athens, Greece): (Best for Greek Art!)

British Museum (Parthenon Sculptures):

Vatican Museums:

Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (Wonderful Collection of Romanesque/Gothic/Medieval):

Lascaux Cave Paintings in France:

MNAC - Barcelona - Romanesque/Gothic:

For the Observational Paper you must choose a work of art from one of the museums listed in "Museum Project General Description." The only requirement is that the artwork belong to a movement covered in the class. You will write a paper on one original work of art. It must be a minimum of 800 words. This is not a research paper. Your observations should be illuminated by the lectures, assignments and readings. It is important to choose something that you can discuss without doing further research (unless you would like to do outside research - you are welcome to do so – on the internet, books, etc). If you do use outside sources, they must be properly credited. Please use MLA format. If you are unsure about how to cite your sources

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School: UT Austin


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The Greece Parthenon
For this assignment, I visited the British Museum. One particular exhibition stole my eye.
I spent most of my time in Room 18 which is a display of the Greece, Parthenon. This display
contained some of the most beautiful sculptures I have ever seen in my life. They were made of
white marble which I learned were meant to show the wealth and power that was associated with
ancient Greece at the peak of its power. The sculptures were displayed outside the Parthenon
which was dedicated to the goddess Athena who protected this kingdom. The sculptures told so
many stories of period long past, they were constructed during the period between 447 and 432
BCE (classical period), and some of them have been preserved to this day. In the exhibition one
can also see that in some cases there are some foreign influences, some of the sculptures were
inspired by a lot of Egyptian cultures and this is very surprising considerin...

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